San Joaquin County-BHS
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Job Description

Chief Mental Health Clinician

                                   $123,254.49-$149,816.60 Annually

The incumbent in this position plans and develops a mental health program for mentally ill, disabled or emotionally handicapped clients; Conducts and participates in staff meetings to ensure effective coordination or work; hires, trains and evaluates staff; Selects, assigns, supervises and evaluates subordinate professional and para-professional personnel in the performance of social casework, and in recording case histories and related matters; assigns cases and assists subordinates with difficult cases.

A successful candidate will have the ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of subordinate social workers and related personnel; prepare program budgets; prepare reports, records and correspondence; develop and maintain cooperative relationships with clients and their families; analyze information and reach sound decisions on the basis of such information; interpret the casework program to other personnel, other social service agencies, and the community; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:


Special Requirement: Must possess and maintain a valid license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


Special Requirement: Must possess and maintain a valid license as a Psychologist issued by the California Board of Psychology.


Education: Graduation from an accredited university with a master’s or doctorate degree in social work, counseling, psychology or other course of study acceptable to the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences towards licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), or Psychologist.

Experience: Two years of progressively responsible licensed casework experience as an LCSW, MFT, LPCC or Psychologist, which included counseling or therapy in a clinical or treatment setting and also included one year of supervisory experience.

License: Must possess a valid California driver’s license.